Assemblywoman Clara (Claire) Thomas

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 (first elected November 2020)—one regular session
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Health and Human Services; Legislative Operations and Elections

Other Public Service

  • Honorably Retired, United States Air Force, 1978-1996

Other Achievements

  • Emerge Nevada, Graduate, 2020
  • Rape Crisis Center Volunteer Advocate, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alumna


  • Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus, 2019
  • Clark County Central Committee, 2008
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2019
  • National Federation of Democratic Women, 2019
  • Nevada State Democratic Party, 2008
  • North Las Vegas Democratic Club, 2018
  • SEIU Local 1107, Steward, 2001


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.A., Public Administration
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., Psychology
  • College of Southern Nevada, A.A., Social Science
  • Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, Queens, New York, Graduate


Occupation: District Attorney’s Office, Team Clerk
Recreation: Sports enthusiast, watching classic movies, reading
Born: 1954, Tifton, Georgia
Children: Edina, Eric

Primary Sponsor

ACR6 Directs the Joint Interim Standing Committee on the Judiciary to conduct a study relating to battery which constitutes domestic violence. (BDR R-840)
AB109 Establishes provisions relating to soil health. (BDR 49-571)
AB113 Creates the Office of Early Childhood Systems within the Office of the Governor. (BDR 18-65)
AB114 Revises provisions governing the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council. (BDR 38-788)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
AB163 Revises provisions governing employment. (BDR 53-834)
AB166 Makes an appropriation to the nonprofit organization Foster Kinship for its programs dedicated to kinship care. (BDR S-789)
AB167 Makes various changes relating to dementia. (BDR 38-787)
AB168 Revises provisions relating to fetal and infant mortality. (BDR 40-64)
AB169 Revises provisions governing the labeling of feminine hygiene products. (BDR 51-617)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to certain offenses involving concentrated cannabis. (BDR 40-110)
SB175 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-7)
AB179 Establishes the Perinatal Quality Collaborative. (BDR 40-98)
AB193 Revises provisions relating to custodial interrogations of children. (BDR 5-229)
AB271 Revises provisions relating to credits against sentences of offenders. (BDR 16-178)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
AB276 Revises provisions governing telehealth. (BDR 54-831)
AB279 Revises provisions governing the waiver of tuition and registration and certain fees for students who are children of certain veterans. (BDR 34-531)
AB280 Revises provisions governing behavior schools in public school districts. (BDR 34-790)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to dual credit courses. (BDR 34-948)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
AB336 Revises provisions governing driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-837)
AB359 Revises provisions relating to the imposition by certain counties of additional taxes on fuels for motor vehicles. (BDR 32-801)
AB362 Revises provisions governing rent increases. (BDR 10-66)
AB409 Creates the Juneteenth Educational and Economic Commission. (BDR 18-982)


AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
AJR1* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to add and revise terms relating to persons with certain conditions for whose benefit certain public entities are supported by the State. (BDR C-477)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
AJR3 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to the environment. (BDR C-156)
AJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to adopt the National Popular Vote Compact. (BDR C-389)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
AJR10* Proposes to amend the Ordinance of the Nevada Constitution and the Nevada Constitution to remove language authorizing the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a criminal punishment. (BDR C-496)
AB116 Requires the provision of information and referrals concerning Down syndrome under certain circumstances. (BDR 40-569)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB150 Revises provisions governing the waiver of certain fees by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada. (BDR 34-88)
AB155 Establishes provisions relating to biomarker testing. (BDR 40-305)
SB167 Prohibits the imposition of step therapy under certain circumstances. (BDR 57-81)
AB171 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-179)
AB172 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining for certain public employees. (BDR 23-700)
SB177 Imposes requirements governing Medicaid coverage of certain antipsychotic or anticonvulsant drugs. (BDR 38-82)
AB188 Revises provisions governing investigational treatments. (BDR 40-567)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
AB199 Authorizes chiropractic physicians to evaluate and treat a person who has sustained an injury to the head. (BDR 54-828)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-118)
AB209 Revises provisions relating to certain providers of health care. (BDR 3-833)
AB210 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-832)
AB215 Revises the residency requirements for appointment as a member on the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum. (BDR 38-456)
AB217 Revises provisions governing higher education. (BDR 34-464)
AB222 Makes changes to the computation of credit for service for certain members of the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-752)
AB223 Revises requirements relating to collection agencies. (BDR 54-755)
AB224 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-155)
AB228 Revises provisions governing required courses in high school. (BDR 34-572)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
AB241 Revises provisions governing the education of pupils enrolled in a public high school. (BDR 34-625)
AB245 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-818)
AB247 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-570)
AB274 Revises provisions governing required instruction in financial literacy. (BDR 34-759)
AB275 Revises provisions governing the sealing of criminal records. (BDR 14-204)
AB277 Establishes provisions governing rural emergency hospitals. (BDR 40-637)
AB286 Makes various changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-530)
AB305 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-112)
SB305 Provides for the establishment of a retirement savings program for private sector employees. (BDR 31-933)
AB311 Revises provisions governing health care. (BDR 40-983)
AB323 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-114)
AB337 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-1052)
AB339 Revises provisions governing accountability reports of public schools. (BDR 34-786)
AB340 Revises provisions governing certain actions and proceedings relating to real property. (BDR 3-77)
AB382 Makes an appropriation to the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for the purpose of expanding the provision of pro bono legal services relating to immigration law. (BDR S-858)
AB383 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-116)
AB386 Revises provisions relating to midwives. (BDR 54-111)